If a tooth is severely injured, infected, or decayed, we may recommend root canal therapy. Root canal therapy is an endodontic treatment that can restore the health and function of the tooth and prevent the infection from spreading to other areas of the mouth. During the root canal therapy, our gentle dentist will carefully remove the damaged or infected portion of the dental pulp (the innermost layer of the tooth) and tooth nerve. The tooth nerve is not needed for the everyday functioning of the tooth; in fact, after root canal therapy, your tooth will function as normal. After removing the infected tissue, Dr. Todd Eder will fill the tooth with a medicated material and cap the tooth with a filling or dental crown to restore the function and appearance of the tooth. In most cases, a root canal in Brownsburg, Indiana requires just one or two visits to Brownsburg Family Dental Care.
Your smile may benefit from root canal therapy if you suffer from the signs of tooth infection. Your tooth may be infected if you notice extreme tooth pain, increased tooth sensitivity, or swelling and tenderness in the nearby gums. Call us today to learn more about how root canal therapy can improve the health of your smile.